To ease the strain population growth places infrastructures and governments, IBM is combining business analytics with cloud computing and smart grid technologies to help urban systems operate more efficiently.
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IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano meets with Chinese government and industry leaders at the Smarter Cities forum in Shanghai. With a special focus on Asia and the world's growth markets, IBM continues talks started in Berlin and New York last year to examine real-world approaches to how cities can tackle serious urban issues and improve quality of life.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.